Category Archives for Freedom in 50s

How a Fictional Character Saved my Life

Suicide rates in America are at record levels. I came close to being among the statistics. But I clung to a sliver of  hope and created a fictional character that helped me escape into a better world.

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Top 10 Signs of a Toxic Work Environment

Do you know the signs of a toxic work environment? Ironically, that toxicity has prompted some people to save as much money as fast as they can to escape the workplace.

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From Semi-Retired to Entrepreneur…and Blogging from the Islands

What’s so great about blogging? You can do it from anywhere! This week I am enjoying quality island time with my sisters and feeling great about my transition from semi-retired to entrepreneur.

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Hello, this is the Universe Speaking…Take a Chance!

How do you deal with big changes in your life? You can learn a lot from the Change Cycle. And stop and listen to the Universe…it might have the answers you’ve been seeking!

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Fired in my Fifties: The 3 Best and Worst Moves that Determined my Fate

Will you be financially secure if you are fired in your 50s? In hindsight, I made 3 terrific moves that put me on solid financial ground, but I also made some bad moves that I wish I could do over.

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And the Word of the Day Is … Discombobulated

Sudden semi-retirement and living alone has thrown me for a loop! Discombobulated sums up my current state of mind. So I’ll be taking steps to stay connected socially and to bring routine back into my life.

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Money Roundup for April 2018

Here’s my first money roundup, describing my efforts to create income and minimize expenses to make my money last. Let’s see how this turns out!

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Goodbye, Kid!

It’s tough letting go, and today I became an empty-nester. Here’s an open letter to my child as she launches a new life far from home. Good luck, kiddo!

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Dreaming and Scheming as the New Reality Sets In

The second week of my new semi-retired life was crazily busy! I’m excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and can’t wait to create my future.

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Smiling on a Monday Morning: A Recap of Week 1 of Semi-Retirement

What happens after your career comes to a crushing end? Expect week one to be a tumultuous ride on the emotional rollercoaster.

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Surprise! Early Retirement is Here…Kinda…Sorta

What happens when you lose your job in your 50s? If you’ve prepared well, you can enter the world of S-FIRE (Semi-Financially Independent and Retired Early).

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